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Old 10-27-2008, 02:37 PM   #1
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Hey there how can i add grip to a concrete track with out killing my tires. Rite now i have a realy good set up for my concrete oval track. Handles realy well but isnt hard on my tires at all. Would like to have more overall traction. Will sugar water help on a concrete surface?
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One of the tracks i go to uses VHT watered down. Yes, thats the same stuff they use at drag strips. Traction is incredible sometimes when racing TA the tires even screetch

we also use soda/water when we race on ahsphalt usually 1/3 soda 2/3 water
and we use a lawn chemical sprayer to apply
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Acid etching could bring the texture back to the track which will make the traction better.

Muradic Acid, $8 a gallon and that will treat 50~100sqft. Read the bottle on how to use it. Rinse the track a few times or chalk dust will still be there on race day.

I find that Soad does a good job at sealing up the dust and keeping the driving line clean and tacky.
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dose it cause alot of wear on the tires? its not a huge track, about 35ft of straitaway and 8 1/2ft wide track. rite in our basement.
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wats the best mixture? how much sugar and water to use? How long dose it take to dry? Will there be a big difference? Dose it eventually wear out? if so how often do u redo it?
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GRAPE SODA!
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wats the best mixture? how much sugar and water to use? How long dose it take to dry? Will there be a big difference? Dose it eventually wear out? if so how often do u redo it?
10 gallons of water with 15 pounds of sugar will work great. It will give you med traction.

10 gal of grape soda works a bit better, but if it gets wet or cold it will get slick. it's more expensive but will give you medium-high traction.

10 gal sugar water and 5 pounds of sugar added to the mix will give even higher traction, but it's gotta be warm weather and dry.
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